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William Smith Obituary

HILLSDALE - William "Bill" Smith, 56, of Hillsdale, passed away Tuesday, February 16, 2016 at Hillsdale Hospital. He was born October 16, 1959 in Hillsdale to Harold and Onolee (Dwyer) Smith. Bill married Michelle Cook on September 10, 2005 and she survives.

Bill graduated from Hillsdale High School in 1977 and he was the former President / CEO of American Copper and Brass. Bill served on numerous boards in the community including Hillsdale Community Schools with 12 years as President, Hillsdale County Intermediate School District, Hillsdale BPU, Salvation Army, Hillsdale County Community Foundation and Hillsdale Hospital Membership Corporation. He also was the lead organizer for the Fields of Dreams project and the July 3rd All American Celebration. Bill was a member of Cambria Baptist Church, Hillsdale Exchange Club and Hillsdale Elks Lodge Post 1575. Over the years, Bill has been awarded the Marvin E. Howell award, Book of Golden Deeds and Citizen of Year for Elks Lodge Post 1575.

In addition to his wife, Michelle, Bill is survived by four children, William "Bill" (Danielle) Smith, Jon Smith, and Ashley Smith all of Hillsdale and Abbey Smith of Coldwater; three grandchildren, Kinsley, Kamille and Casyn Smith; sister, Jill (Richard) Smith of Hillsdale and brother, Scott (Misty) Smith of Jackson.

Bill was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Sally Smith.

Funeral services for William "Bill" Smith will be Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 11 a.m. at VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale with Pastor Don Harkey officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Grove Cemetery in Hillsdale. The family will receive friends for visitation on Friday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions are suggested to Field of Dreams. Please visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com to leave online condolences.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Feb. 18, 2016
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